Rugby is back with a bang this weekend. After being without rugby for five months you couldn't pick a better fixture to get things rolling again than Leinster vs Munster. Here's everything you need to know about the Guinness PRO14 fixture that restarts the delayed Irish rugby season.
When Is Leinster v Munster?
Leinster will take on Munster this Saturday 22 August at the Aviva sStadium.
Where to watch Leinster v Munster?
Kick Off is at 7.35pm on Saturday and you can catch the action live on eir Sport & RTÉ Radio.
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen issued an injury update on Monday afternoon ahead of the game. Fergus McFadden will be out for six weeks after he picked up a calf injury. Conor O’Brien has also been ruled out of contention after undergoing surgery on his long standing hamstring issue.
Vakh Abdaladze’s is also out with a long-standing back issue and is due to have a procedure this week to address the injury. Peter Dooley is expected to return to training this week while Dan Leavy is also continuing his progress from his knee injury
There was no update on Adam Byrne and James Ryan who are both out with hamstring and shoulder injuries respectively.
Munster Rugby returned to training on Monday after training was put on hold last week following an academy player testing positive for Covid-19. Fortunately Munster have received no further positive test results.
?️ SQUAD UPDATE | Munster staff and players returned to the HPC in Limerick this morning with the third scheduled routine round of PCR testing taking place.
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— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) August 17, 2020
Munster have also confirmed that Joey Carbery will be out for an "indefinite period of time" following a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury he picked up while playing for Ireland last year. Munster will also be without Mike Haley, Dan Goggin, Roman Salanoa for the match.
Last Time Out
The last time these two sides faced was back in December. A result Leinster will be hoping to repeat as won the match 13-6 with Ross Byrne scoring eight of his sides points. The game was originally supposed to take place on 18 April.